Wes Markofski (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College.  An ethnographer and social theorist, his research centers on the study of politics, culture, science, and public religion.  His recently published work on American evangelical public and political engagement can be found in Political Power and Social Theory, Sociology of ReligionReligion & American Culture, and two Oxford University Press books: Good News for Common Goods: Multicultural Evangelicalism and Ethical Democracy in America (in press) and New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism (2015). At Carleton, he teaches courses in social theory, democracy and difference, urban ethnography, sociology of religion, and introductory sociology.